Mitch McConnell fires a shot across Trump’s bow on the day of his Arizona rally

Mitch McConnell fires a shot across Trump’s bow on the day of his Arizona rally
Image: YouTube screen grab (via Nevada Senator Harry Reid)

[Ed. – The infighting and back-biting continue.]

President Donald Trump will visit Arizona Tuesday for a rally that could turn out to be a significantly newsworthy event. It is possible that during the rally, Trump will announce a pardon of controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been convicted of criminal contempt of court. It is also possible that Trump will announce an endorsement for one of the expected primary challengers to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.

However, the day began with an ominous sign of the congressional Republican leadership’s growing public frustration with Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has chosen this day to send a not-very-subtle shot across Trump’s bow by releasing a brutal ad attacking Dr. Kelli Ward, who Trump recently praised as a possible primary challenger for Flake.

Of all the things Trump has done to rankle Republican members of Congress, none has chafed the incumbency-obsessed Senate leadership worse than his public attacks on incumbent Republican senators such as Dean Heller (Nev.) and Flake.

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